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Music Everywhere - play and learn guitar with Tabber - join music communities. Amon - Server monitoring, simplified logging and error tracking for web apps. Photoshop Rehab: Advanced Graphic Design with CSS. FANN – neural networks made easy. Convergence!

FANN – neural networks made easy

Over the weekend I was struck with the realization that I don’t know how to use neural networks in practice, damn it. Even though a few months ago I realized what neural networks are, even though I’ve tried implementing them, even though I’ve used them in a class setting … How the hell do you use these things in real life!? Implement from scratch? … no that can’t be it.

Find a library, write some code, run some tests, fiddle with features, run a test, fiddle with features, realize everything is slow, decide to use more layers, fiddle with features, play around with activation functions, run a test, fiddle with features, rewrite the code because it’s a mess, fiddle with features, run a test, run the network, run more tests and so on and on ad nauseum. That can’t be it either … Looking far and wide for a good library to use I stumbled upon FANN – Fast Artificial Neural Networks. Perfect! It gets better! Put the data in the fann format, load it up, and away you go. Fiddly bits! SimpleUPC - Product UPC, Info, Nutrition, and Images. Addons for VLC - Hacker Dojo. Coderbyte. Python Data Analysis Library — pandas: Python Data Analysis Library. SebDeclercq/Bookmarks-manager - GitHub.

Groupes - Play 2.0 release candidate is ready! Martin Kool - Game Developer Gives 7-Year-Old Best Birthday Present Ever. UPDATE Feb 24: CultOfMac covers this story and informs us Zias’ level will be added to iOS as well!

Martin Kool - Game Developer Gives 7-Year-Old Best Birthday Present Ever

Being a gaming father I try to raise my kids with a healthy balance of analog and digital fun. To the surprise of me and Mrs Kool they don’t seem to care about digital games that much, and prefer paper, glue and scissors and playing outside over anything else. But recently my son Zias discovered Edge. And that changed things. He loves it. At first it seemed he was starting some sort of addiction, but it became his top Lego creativity booster and his creations give joy to the whole family. And soon you can too… You could say that I know the feeling of doing more with a certain game :) So I wanted to give Zias something Edge-related for his birthday, as I knew it would make him a very happy little guy.

I sent a tweet to Edge creator Two Tribes where I asked if they had any promotional material such as a poster, flyer or business card perhaps. Then he wrote me: I was amazed. It translates to. Singly. GNU Radio - WikiStart - Playfic. Koneki - Lua Development Tools. Code Assistance — Still writing code, but quicker.

Koneki - Lua Development Tools

Debugger — Finally a tool enabling to watch what is going on in your application. Code Template — Use common statements quicker. Syntax Coloring — Just for getting code nicer to write and to read. Notice, locals in clear and globals in bold. Error Marker — Where is my mistake? Outline — Tired of scrolling? Variable Highlight — Shows you all references to one variable.

Code Formatter — You code, we indent. Code folding — File is too big, comments are too long? Goto definition — Code navigation finally brought to Lua. Cross-platform — Koneki LDT runs on Linux, OSX and Windows. An API Ontology. 12 February 2011 NOTE: The alpha of my book on APIs is out!

An API Ontology

Check it out at As I've done research on APIs for Designing Hypermedia APIs, I've become increasingly interested in different styles of API. I currently see most real-world deployed APIs fit into a few different categories. All have their pros and cons, and it's important to see how they relate to one other. You may find this amusing if you've read some of the literature on the topic, but I've created this list in a top-down way: APIs as black boxes, rather than coming up with different aspects of an API and categorizing them based on that. If you have an API that doesn't fit into one of these categories, I'd love to hear about it. Synopsis: Provide simple data through a simple GET/POST request. Examples: CodeBrief. Asciiflow - ASCII Flow Diagram Tool.